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Freshman Love (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 18 January 1936 (USA)
Frank McHugh is a college rowing coach, in a desperate attempt to acquire top rowers for his team, he enlists the assistance of pretty blonde Patricia Ellis to woo young hopefuls away from ... See full summary »

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(as William McGann)

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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Joan Simpkins
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Coach Hammond
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Squirmy
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Wilson, Sr. (as Joe Cawthorn)
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Sandra
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E. Prendergast Biddle
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Pres. Simpkins
Anita Kerry ...
Princess Oggi
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Mr. Fields
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Tony Foster
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Coach Kendall (as Joseph Sawyer)
Florence Fair ...
Mrs. Norton
Spec O'Donnell ...
Eddie
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Storyline

Frank McHugh is a college rowing coach, in a desperate attempt to acquire top rowers for his team, he enlists the assistance of pretty blonde Patricia Ellis to woo young hopefuls away from enrolling in other colleges and coming to Billings College to join the row team. Written by dictracy23

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Laughs -- Cuties and Syncopating Rhythm!

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Comedy | Musical

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

18 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rhythm on the River  »

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(Turner library print)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the onscreen credits list George Ade for "story idea," it was actually based on his play, "The College Widow," which opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 20 September 1904 and closed in May 1905 after 278 performances. The opening night cast included Douglas Wood. See more »

Connections

Version of Maybe It's Love (1930) See more »

Soundtracks

Freshman Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl and Joan Jasmyn
Performed by Students in the Chocolate Shoppe
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Very slight film that is still enjoyable
26 September 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Frank McHugh is the coach of Billings University's crew team. However, they lose again and again--mostly because the college president has the nerve to expect his athletes to be scholars and actually have brains. But, with the president's nice looking daughter, McHugh is able to trick several hot crew prospects into joining the team and making them contenders.

This is a relatively low budget film for Warner Brothers, as the film starred the perennial supporting actor McHugh. Otherwise, most of the rest of the cast is relatively unknown, though you might recognize a few stock players such as George E. Stone (as "Biddle"--he was also "Runt" in the Boston Blackie films), Joe Sawyer, Warren Hull and Henry O'Neill--all secondary actors under contract with the studio. Now despite the low budget and the occasional lulls (especially because there are too many musical numbers), the film itself is rather fun and likable. Not especially deep or memorable, but a decent little time passer.

PS--Look close and you'll see a very young Lloyd Bridges in a short little cameo.


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